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Céréa Partenaire buys food advertising firm in pass-the-parcel deal

The French firm is currently investing its second private equity vehicle, which it closed on €225m in January.

Exclusive: Agcapita to close sixth fund on C$8m

Founder Stephen Johnston told Agri Investor that the manager has also raised C$60m for a separate open-ended vehicle targeting institutional investors with a buy-and-lease strategy focused on Canadian farmland.

EIB commits $10m to Ethiopia-focused fund

The investment in Cepheus Growth Capital Partners' maiden vehicle will help boost the country's agriculture and agro-processing sectors.

Australian agri market heats up as ‘crown jewels’ put on the block

Another institutional-scale asset has hit the market Down Under, expected to generate broad-ranging buyer interest and offers exceeding $40m.

Exclusive: Mexico’s FOCIR targets agtech through 50-year fund of funds

Set to commit to its first three GPs, the state-backed institution is also investing FICA 3, the $117m latest vehicle of its agribusiness PE series.

Exclusive: Pipeline Foods plans organic transition debt fund

Following a pilot program, the AMERRA Capital Management affiliate will target impact investors for a vehicle it plans to raise in 2019.

US farmland returns held back by indecisive land prices

Southern Plains was the best performing region while Lake States recorded negative performance in Q3, according to NCREIF.

Bonnefield brings in C$70m commitment for fourth farmland fund

The investment by an unnamed Canadian pension brings Fund IV’s total haul to C$130 million.

Inside Paine Schwartz’s vegetable seed production platform

Paine Schwartz partner Angelos Dassios says Verisem will look to acquire peers as it seeks to fill a niche overlooked by breeders and distributors.

Regulatory review spurs investor appetite for herbicide-free weed killer

Backed by institutional capital and family offices, Weedingtech could be ‘in champagne territory’ should the EU turn against glyphosate, says its chief executive.

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